Green Burials

Shop Artisan Funeral Products at Funerals360

Shop Artisan Funeral Products at Funerals360
May 4, 2020   Announcing the “opening” of our new, highly curated online shop at Funerals360.  In the new Funerals360 Shop you can browse and buy our favorite eco-friendly and artisan funeral products including hand-made wood urns made in the USA out of reclaimed wood, fully customized cremation jewelry, and eco-friendly ...
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Is Cremation Considered Green?

Is Cremation Considered Green?
During the last fifty years cremation has become one of the most popular ways to handle a body after death. As of 2018, 53.3% of Americans chose cremation as the final disposition. That’s expected to rise to 75% by 2035. There are many reasons families chose cremation. Environmental-friendliness is often quoted ...
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Alkaline Hydrolysis Laws in Your State

Alkaline Hydrolysis Laws in Your State
Laws on alkaline hydrolysis are changing around the country. In an effort to keep readers with an interest in this subject updated, below you’ll find the most current information on where alkaline hydrolysis (aka green cremation, resomation, bio-cremation, aquamation, flameless cremation, or water cremation) is legal and available as a ...
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How to Choose a Burial Plot for Your Family

How to Choose a Burial Plot for Your Family
Whether you are purchasing a burial plot for a loved one or simply making plans so that your family isn’t faced with the task in the future, choosing a burial plot is an extremely personal decision. This guide will present you with some essential questions to ask yourself while considering ...
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Funerals of the Future: Space Burials, Greener Cremations, and… Human Composting?

Funerals of the Future: Space Burials, Greener Cremations, and… Human Composting?
Nothing is impervious to change, including the way we bury and memorialize the dead. Factors such as our society’s increasing emphasis on sustainability and the rise of the digital age have led to significant changes in funerals, burials, and cremations. Here are some recent developments that could shape the trends ...
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What’s In Embalming Fluid?

What’s In Embalming Fluid?
Embalming is a common part of funerals throughout the United States today. However, many people don’t realize that embalming is not a requirement in most cases, and it is not widely practiced outside of North America.   The decision to embalm is entirely up to the individual.  For someone planning ...
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Washington passes bill to become first state to compost human bodies

Washington passes bill to become first state to compost human bodies
By Ben Guarino; April 26, 2019 for the Washington Post It may soon be legal for the dead to push daisies, or any other flower, in backyard gardens across Washington state. The state legislature recently passed a bill that, if signed by the governor, allows human bodies to be composted — and ...
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Conserved land offers back-to-nature burials

Conserved land offers back-to-nature burials
By Bill Moss for the Hendersonville Lightning Carolina Memorial Sanctuary in Mills River offers a place for people to bury their loved ones or scatter their ashes, in harmony with nature. On Oct. 2, the sanctuary donated a permanent conservation easement to Conserving Carolina, which assures that this burial ground ...
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4 Emerging Examples of Environmentally-Friendly Burial Tech

4 Emerging Examples of Environmentally-Friendly Burial Tech
A traditional burial isn’t for everyone, and an increasing number of people are having concerns about the lasting environmental impact of their remains.  Driven by these sentiments, the emerging use of eco-friendly – or green – burial technology has been a growing topic of interest in recent years.  These relatively ...
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How to Become a Tree When You Die

How to Become a Tree When You Die
Turning your loved one’s cremated ashes into a tree keeps them alive in nature forever. Planting a tree seed or seedling alongside a family member’s ashes and watching it grow can be one of the most rewarding and meaningful experiences in your life. But as romantic as the idea seems, is ...
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